Deadline Looms – Justin From Canada Calls President Trump To Discuss NAFTA…

The NAFTA phone call between Justin from Canada and U.S. President Trump took place yesterday.

Due to the importance of the timing; and against the backdrop of Trump’s meeting with auto executives; and considering that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spent five days in Washington DC last week without an agreement; and understanding no NAFTA talks are taking place this week; it was important to see who called whom in order to understand the import of the phone contact:

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to address the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump underscored the importance of quickly concluding an agreement.  (WH – link)

According to Canadian officials, Justin from Canada was the initiator of the call yesterday.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan previously set a deadline date of May 17th, due to the statutory requirements for any agreement, based on this year’s legislative calendar.  That’s the day after tomorrow.  There is general consensus no agreement prior to that date is possible.   Additionally Mexico’s national election is July 1st, 2018.

CANADA – […] A senior source with direct knowledge of the situation said senior Trudeau government officials have had multiple recent phone conversations with figures in the Trump administration to gauge their willingness to send decision makers back to the negotiating table.

The source told CBC News federal officials expect to learn in the next 24 hours whether the ministers overseeing the talks will return to Washington at the end of this week to resume negotiations.

[…] Officials decided to make the push now because they don’t want to look back at this junction in the talks weeks from now and realize more could have been done, the source added.  (read more)

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193 Responses to Deadline Looms – Justin From Canada Calls President Trump To Discuss NAFTA…

  1. Trumpstumper says:

    Have your people call my people…

    Nah – fuggedaboutit.

    Liked by 21 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      President Trump call him Justine the next time. Let that bozo have it and let him stutter umm hmm aah. I am Canadian but can’t stand Trudope he is useless as tits on a bull!

      Liked by 17 people

  2. Sporty says:

    Nice little scheme ya had there, shame if something happened to it.

    Liked by 28 people

  3. Rhoda R says:

    Why would anyone in their right mind even consider trying to finalize an agreement involving Mexico prior to the Mexican elections given the lead candidate is an out and out communist?

    Liked by 35 people

  4. cthulhu says:

    Hey, Justin, howyadoin’? Before we get started, just gotta ask — what color socks are you wearin’ right now? Pink? Did you say “pink”? *click*

    Liked by 9 people

  5. missilemom says:

    Playing chicken with a Rooster.

    Liked by 31 people

  6. got243kids says:

    Larry Kudlow the koala bear – LOL!

    Liked by 33 people

  7. lastinillinois says:

    I still can’t believe this trudeau character is the leader of a nation.

    He seems more like an actor from “boy meets world” or “saved by the bell”.

    Liked by 17 people

    • Lis says:

      I was thinking more like “Twilight,” but without the teeth.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NC Nana says:

      Trudeau reminds me of my young grandson when he has had too much sugar.

      That behavior is cute in a child, but by the time you are 46 and a Prime Minister, something more is expected. I don’t have high hopes that Canada will present anything reasonable. They just appear to want America to take care of all their financial desires.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Marica says:

      Last–Screech in Saved by the bell”!! especially if you watch his India dance!! and all the Indian costumes–what was Canada thinking?

      Liked by 7 people

    • Dekester says:

      We Canadians with half a brain can. He is a dimwitted fool, and was anointed because of the family name, and could be “ handled” by those really in power.

      Sad, but true.

      Americans may not know that the same Canadians that a for NAFTA were vehemently against its implementation.

      God bless PDJT

      Liked by 13 people

      • Marica says:

        Dekseter!! after I posted I was like…Dekester!! Your Trudeau is like our Obama..You will surely get a VSG after pink socks and Indian dance guy makes Canadians as mad as bowing , scraping arrogant O made Americans!! Together we will make North America GREAT AGAIN!!!

        ps–When is your next election?

        Liked by 7 people

        • Everywhereguy says:

          As in the U.K., a general election need not be on a fixed date, but by Canadian rules it can’t be held any more than four years after that prior one. So no later than 10/21/19. The Governor General can call it earlier than that if the PM can’t hold a majority of the legislature behind him.

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        • Tony Bianco says:

          Our next election is not nearly soon enough. The problem is that it may be too late to save this once great country. 50 years of multiculturalism has ruined us beyond repair. I’m trying to figure out how to escape this nightmare and join MAGA. God bless POTUS.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Marica says:

            Tony– Pray–We prayed for 8 years of living hell–And God sent us VSGPDJT–and Most Americans Never expected Donald Trump would be the White Knight–or very few… Canada has one in the wings..Pray Pray Pray..!!!

            Liked by 9 people

            • uvaldegirl says:

              This cannot be overlooked. And let’s continue to pray for our very stable genius and that he receives the legislative support he needs in the midterms.

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          • Dekester says:

            Tony, I am out on the Westcoast ( B.C.) and totally agree with you.

            Good gracious, our immigration minister is a Somalian for goodness sake. What could go wrong!

            Those really in power have rigged the system to an incredible degree.

            Good will overcome these bass turds, but it may take a while. Ontario has a new Provincial Populist leader, who will shake things up.

            He is a street fighter, and anti P.C. the media hate him..hmm. Who is he like😉

            “ Nae Surrender”

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    • Paul from Canuckistan says:

      That is so damn funny…and sad but true

      Liked by 1 person

    • donna kovacevic says:

      He was a drama teacher and part time ballet dancer. There you have it nothing more to add. smh.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Another Ian says:

      You really think this looks like leadership???

      Like

  8. 4sure says:

    How much loot did Justin get from Iran to support Kerry/Obama pallets of cash giveaway to all the crooked pols in the world.

    Liked by 13 people

  9. Love the Kudlow Koala! Looks cute, and stays out of the way!

    Liked by 5 people

  10. L4grasshopper says:

    While NAFTA is not a treaty, it is not an Executive Agreement like the Iran deal was, either. It is, in fact, a US law that was passed by Congress and signed by Clinton.

    There is no language in this law that levies the power to withdraw on the President. All it says is that any Party to the agreement has to give 6 month’s notice prior to exit. What is required to actually exit is not described.

    So the big question: can DJT on his own authority remove the US from this agreement established by law? If so, by what authority? If not, why not?

    Liked by 2 people

    • lastinillinois says:

      We the People give him the authority.

      As in, we fully expect him to end this American job killing agreement on behalf of We the People.

      Liked by 9 people

    • rf121 says:

      Legislation had to be passed to enforce parts of the agreement so I would assume congress would have to take action to change.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      There must be something there, if there was not than that would have been the very first thing the Chamber of Commerce sycophants would have been shouting from the rooftops (actually using the “fake news” MSM).

      “President Trump cannot get out of NAFTA!!!”

      I have not heard a peep that the President cannot do what he is doing. Just a whole lot of effort into attempts at changing his decision.

      Liked by 11 people

    • 4sure says:

      Technically, U.S. trade agreements are not treaties. They are congressional-executive agreements approved by a majority vote of each house of Congress. Pursuant to the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and the Trade Act of 1974 (“Trade Act”), Congress authorized the president to negotiate and enter into free trade agreements with approval from both houses of Congress. Under this authority, NAFTA was approved by Congress in 1993 and took effect on January 1, 1994.

      If Mr. Trump decides to withdraw the United States from NAFTA, he can invoke Article 2205 of that agreement, which allows any member to withdraw six (6) months after giving written notice to the other parties. While NAFTA does not specify who must give notice on behalf of the U.S., it is generally accepted that the president is authorized to give notice of the intent to terminate a trade agreement under the U.S. Constitution.

      https://www.frostbrowntodd.com/resources-could-president-elect-trump-kill-nafta.html

      Liked by 9 people

      • dallasdan says:

        So, I imagine the game plan is to give the six months notice so Canada can carefully consider the consequences of not meeting the President’s terms and we can see what happens after the Mexican election.

        In the meantime, the USA marches onward and Canada and Mexico wallow in the muck.

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        • Maquis says:

          I rather suspect that a dead NAFTA will not be resurrected to save the wretches that forced its termination by their greedy fecklessness.

          I also suspect that PDJT has reason to demonstrate that there just might occasionally be a second chance, but never a third. Wrecking Balls are just that way.

          Bye bye NAFTA.

          GBVSGGEWBPDJT
          🇺🇸

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  11. A2 says:

    Tinkerbell Trudeau thinks he can re-sit the exam after failing the first time.

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Marica says:

    Someone please post Trudeau’s dance video in INDIA!! PLEASE!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 335blues says:

    The koala kudlow made me laugh,
    because the resemblance to Larry is striking.

    Liked by 9 people

  14. BurmaShave2 says:

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan previously set a deadline date of May 17th, due to the statutory requirements for any agreement, based on this year’s legislative calendar.

    Can someone please explain what exactly are the “statutory requirements”?

    Like

  15. Charlie Bates says:

    Justin started out announcing that American companies would have to give priority rights to Muslims and follow Canadian law concerning special pronouns for transgender people. Wonder how that went?

    Liked by 9 people

  16. treehouseron says:

    Uncanny.

    Liked by 22 people

  17. Bob Thoms says:

    Kudlow….Sundance, your sense of humor is priceless…..hard not to like morals kudlow, he’s so kuddily likeable.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Marica says:

    Sundance is a VSG as well!! Just like POTUS! VFSG!!!! I Love living during this period in American History!! What an Amazing time to be alive!!!! –after being DEAD for 8 years and simply Stupid for 30!!! (Im more than 38–but pre adulthood doesnt count 😉

    Liked by 10 people

  19. CMDCMRET says:

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze.

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal.

    😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 1 person

  20. snarkybeach says:

    Rip the stinking thing up!!! NAFTA is dead…

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Fools Gold says:

    Trump: Hello this is The Donald
    Littlest Justine: im F’d please help me sir, I’ll do anything you ask to MAGA! OK?
    Trump: OK man quit crying. You’ll know soon enough! Everything’s gonna be alright. Click

    Liked by 3 people

  22. WSB says:

    “Officials decided to make the push now because they don’t want to look back at this junction in the talks weeks from now and realize more could have been done, the source added.”

    More COULD have been done?

    R.I.P.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Bert Darrell says:

    Not happy with allowing China to abuse the NAFTA Trudeau had to sign on to the TPP and make it even worse? If he didn’ know that he was signing up for the kiss of death he is a sorry fool. Incidentally, our previous president wasn’t smarter than Trudeau if he didn’t know about the way NAFTA was being exploited by countries that were not a part of the agreement. Of course, he enjoyed subscribing to anything that would not benefit the USA and didn’t have the magic wand he thought was necessary.

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      I asked a left wing friend the same thing you just related in your last line. I said, “Evan, you need to change your own paradigm. Name me one thing that Obama did to benefit United States citizens?”

      Complete crickets. A very long pause.

      Liked by 5 people

  24. treehouseron says:

    President Trump’s probably holding out for a border wall… and Canada’s going to pay for that one 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  25. Richard Wad says:

    Justin’s last name is Castro. As in Fidel Castro.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. ElGato says:

    What’s beautiful about this is our wolverines already have trade documents ready for both Canada and Mexico to sign. Rock and a hard place.

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  27. Bree says:

    Kudlow 😂😂😂

    Like

  28. Lucille says:

    “Canada: As Trudeau’s Failures Mount, He Demonizes Pro-Trump Former Prime Minister Harper”
    MAY 15, 2018 7:14 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/canada-as-trudeaus-failures-mount-he-demonizes-pro-trump-former-prime-minister-harper

    Liked by 1 person

  29. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    I’m definitely stealing “Justin from Canada”.

    Like

  30. 6x47 says:

    Yay Kudlow finally made the lineup! As a kud-ly critter.

    Like

  31. Pyrthroes says:

    Regarding NAFTA, Trump is at one with Gen. Mattis: “Be courteous, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

    Liked by 1 person

  32. jbrickley says:

    Trump will make him an offer he can’t refuse…

    Except PDJT won’t need a gun…

    Liked by 1 person

  33. wodiej says:

    I don’t know why they keep calling him to get him to bend to their ways. Trump is not like past presidents. He really does what a President is supposed to do-Lead. Trump doesn’t allow anyone to screw him over in business and he’s not allowing anyone to screw over the American people anymore either.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. hoop says:

    See what they are all fighting over….. not just the profits…. but –

    What country gets the real “VALUE ADDED JOBS” – and gets to control the future of production.

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  35. joshua says:

    Just cancel the damn NAFTA….if you need a trade agreement, do individual country agreements.

    This thing is no big deal to just put a bullet into it.

    Otherwise, the tough talk is phoney.

    Come on now, man…Trump this one up to the batter’s plate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • scott467 says:

      “This thing is no big deal to just put a bullet into it.”

      __________________

      I’d dump a whole magazine into it, full auto.

      Reload and repeat as needed.

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  36. scott467 says:

    “A senior source with direct knowledge of the situation said senior Trudeau government officials have had multiple recent phone conversations with figures in the Trump administration to gauge their willingness to send decision makers back to the negotiating table.”

    ____________________

    Chrysanthemum Freeland: We really want to take advantage of you. We’re like pimps, and we’re pimping you to the Chinese and lots of other international mob bosses by giving them backdoor access to you. They pay us BILLIONS, and all we have to do is hold the door to America open for them while they destroy your economy and wipe out your entire middle class.

    Lighthizer: We know what you’re doing, and we don’t want you to take advantage of us.

    Chrysanthemum Freeland: But you must.

    Lighthizer: How about… no?

    Chrysanthemum Freeland: You don’t understand, we’re criminals, we’re leeches, we’re parasites and you are the host organism. We feed off of you. We’re like Canadian ticks. We stick our little prongs into you and SUCK SUCK SUCK until you’re all empty. And then we leave you with disease.

    Lighthizer: Yeah, um… maybe you don’t understand, but that’s not really a selling point for us.

    Chrysanthemum Freeland: We have a right to do this. It’s in the Book of the Dead, you know.

    Lighthizer: It may well be, I’m not a student of that particular book, but I checked the language of the NAFTA agreement quite carefully, and there is no reference to any Book of the Dead, or any authority thereof.

    Chrysanthemum Freeland: You’re making me very angry, Robert. And you won’t like me when I get angry. My head tips all the way back, a hole in my throat opens, and spiders and bats shoot out of my neck. It’s terrifying. You don’t ever want to see that, Robert.

    Lighthizer: Okay, Christie… let’s take a break and… we’ll be in touch.

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  37. treeper1956 says:

    regarding an earlier post from noswamp:

    “When Canadians voted for this guy I was Flabbergasted. Just look at the family tree.”

    and the world was saying just a couple of years earlier:

    “When USA voted for Obama, the world was Flabbergasted. Just look at the family tree.”
    hahahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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